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Penko Park

Secret Mode, Ghostbutter
Oct 23, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

IGN Italy
8 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
Pure Nintendo
8 / 10
Niche Gamer
8 / 10
GameGrin
7.5 / 10
GameSpew
7 / 10
Digitally Downloaded
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Penko Park

Penko Park offers great entertainment in its wildlife park populated by bizarre and weird creatures.

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Penko Park is a charming and delightful photography game that fits loads of upgrades and weird monsters into its short runtime.

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Despite its repetitiveness and short length, Penko Park is still a wonderfully charming successor to Pokémon Snap. From the delightfully creepy atmosphere to some fresh new upgrade ideas, Penko Park is successful in both honoring its roots and creating its own identity. Fans of Pokémon Snap would be remiss to overlook this game and will surely have a great time discovering everything that Penko Park has to offer.

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Penko Park is an adventure game that combines creepy and cute. You visit an abandoned wildlife park where you must get photos of the creatures who live there. The game is super fun and comforting, providing a great way to help pass some free time.

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Penko Park is a wonderful attempt at making a “snaplike”. It captures a sense of childlike wonder and the easy-on-the-eyes graphics make it an easy game for kids to understand and get engrossed in. It is fine as a game for adults who are children-at-heart, but it is even better for actual children too.

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Penko Park's undeniable influences and not-so-stellar content make it a bit of a hard sell, but for those looking for a Pokémon Snap-style game, it's a fine choice.

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Some may find it repetitive, but those who like the idea of going on a strange and spooky safari through an abandoned wildlife park will love Penko Park. It’s a short and sweet experience brought to life with a cast of creative critters – and hunting them down to shoot them (with your camera of course) is nothing but a joy. If you like Pokémon Snap, this one is for you.

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Penko Park was considered something of a hidden gem on the PC. I don’t know how it’s going to perform commercially on the Switch, but as a game concept, it’s much more at home on Nintendo’s handheld. Its biggest strength – the incredible creativity of the monsters that you’ll be taking photos of – really does make it worth your time, even if the game really could have done with finding an identity of its own and distinct from Pokémon Snap.

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